Thomson Geer lawyers recognised by Best Lawyers

21 April 2022


Thomson Geer lawyers have been recognised in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia, including 11 who have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in capital cities in the areas of law they practice.

Ninety of our lawyers across our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth have been included in the latest edition of the globally recognised legal guide.

Inclusion in the guide is based on peer feedback. That so many of our lawyers are featured, including many for many consecutive years, is a reflection of the quality of our teams.

The Lawyer of the Year recognition is given to individuals with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognised as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Our Lawyers of the Year are:


Annabel West, Partner – Corporate Law

Bronwyn Furse, Partner – Franchise Law

George Hodson, Partner – Tax Law

Josh Simons, Partner – Regulatory Practice

Karl Luke, Partner – Occupational Health and Safety Law

Tony Saint, Partner – Commercial Law


Ben Coogan, Partner – Entertainment Law

Julie McStay, Partner – Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

Katrina Chambers, Special Counsel – Biotechnology Law


Lucinda Smith, Partner – Non-Profit / Charities Law


Michael Bowen, Partner – Corporate Law

Finally, Thomson Geer also congratulates Special Counsel Joanna Ling who was included in 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia for her work in Planning and Environmental Law.